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SAWMILL VERSION HISTORY

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This is the version history for Sawmill 8. The Sawmill 7 version history is here and the Sawmill 6 version history is here.

Version 8.7.5, shipped January 29, 2015

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.5:

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New features in 8.7.5:

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Version 8.7.4, shipped October 26, 2014

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.4:

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New features in 8.7.4:

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Version 8.7.3, shipped April 21, 2014

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.3:

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New features in 8.7.3:

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Version 8.7.2, shipped February 02,2014

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.2:

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New features in 8.7.2:

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Version 8.7.1, shipped January 23, 2014

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.1:

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New features in 8.7.1:

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Version 8.7.0, shipped December 8, 2013

Bugs fixed in version 8.7.0:

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New features in 8.7.0:

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Version 8.6.3, shipped July 09, 2013

Bugs fixed in version 8.6.3:

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New features in 8.6.3:

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Version 8.6.2, shipped May 22, 2013

Bugs fixed in version 8.6.2:

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New features in 8.6.2:

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Version 8.6.1, shipped February 14, 2013

Bugs fixed in version 8.6.1:

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New features in 8.6.1:

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Version 8.6.0, shipped December 12, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.6.0:

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New features in 8.6.0:

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Version 8.5.9, shipped August 5, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.9:

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New features in 8.5.9:

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Version 8.5.8, shipped June 27, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.8:

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New features in 8.5.8:

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Version 8.5.7, shipped June 12, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.7:

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New features in 8.5.7:

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Version 8.5.6, shipped March 23, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.6:

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New features in 8.5.6:

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Version 8.5.5, shipped January 17, 2012

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.5:

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New features in 8.5.5:

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Version 8.5.4, shipped December 13, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.4:

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New features in 8.5.4:

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Version 8.5.3, shipped November 21, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.3:

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New features in 8.5.3:

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Version 8.5.2, shipped October 31, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.2:

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New features in 8.5.2:

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Version 8.5.1, shipped September 6, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.1:

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New features in 8.5.1:

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Version 8.5.0, shipped July 28, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5.0:

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New features in 8.5.0:

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Version 8.5b5, shipped May 27, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5b5:

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New features in 8.5b5:

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Version 8.5b4, shipped May 10, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5b4:

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New features in 8.5b4:

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Version 8.5b3, shipped April 24, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.5b3:

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New features in 8.5b3:

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Version 8.1.10, shipped September 23, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.10:

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New features in 8.1.10:

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Version 8.1.9, shipped May 6, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.9:

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New features in 8.1.9:

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Version 8.1.8, shipped January 17, 2011

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.8:

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New features in 8.1.8:

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Version 8.1.7, shipped October 11, 2010

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.7:

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New features in 8.1.7:

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Version 8.1.6, shipped September 6, 2010

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.6:

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New features in 8.1.6:

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Version 8.1.5, shipped June 2, 2010

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.5:

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New features in 8.1.5:

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Version 8.1.4, shipped March 30, 2010

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.4:

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New features in 8.1.4:

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Version 8.1.3, shipped February 12, 2010

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.3:

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New features in 8.1.3:

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Version 8.1.2, shipped December 10, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.2:

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New features in 8.1.2:

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Version 8.1.1, shipped September 8, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.1:

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New features in 8.1.1:

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Version 8.1.0, shipped September 8, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.1.0:

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New features in 8.1.0:

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Version 8.0.9, shipped June 23, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.9:

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New features in 8.0.9:

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Version 8.0.8, shipped May 20, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.8:

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New features in 8.0.8:

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Version 8.0.7, shipped April 17, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.7:

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New features in 8.0.7:

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Version 8.0.6, shipped March 19, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.6:

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  • When using a prefix or suffix with MS SQL or Oracle or MySQL, the expiration query fails with a "no such table" error.

  • The "file by file" option for log processing is not editable in the web UI.

  • Database build performance is slow in some cases due to splitting processing across N+1 threads (when N is the number of processors or cores) instead of the more efficient N.

  • Log parsing uses arbitrarily large amounts of memory when reading log data from corrupt log data or log data with extremely long lines.

  • Command-line authentication login fails with error, "No Permission You don't have grants to view this page or profile. Please contact your system administrator for more details."

  • Profiles using filter_finalization give an error on database build, "Internal: sourceFileNode=NULL during ConfigNode::ParseInfixStatements()"

  • Database build generates an error, "Error in writing ODBC table main_table: ODBC error: rec1: SQLstate: 22003; msg=[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Numeric value out of range;" when importing data into MS SQL which has negative integers in it.

  • Browsing to a UNC pathname like \\pub\pub\logs, on Windows, shows nothing in the right panel of the File Browser.

  • Viewing reports sometimes gives an error, "Attempt to get node number 0 from node v.temp_x_ticks."

  • Browse button gives the directory above the entered pathname, if the pathname ends with a slash.

  • Global page headers and footers do not appear in reports.

  • The "Automatically update database when older than" option is not saved properly in the UI.

  • Database builds could sometimes give an error, "Unable to read contents of directory LogAnalysisInfo/TemporaryFiles/DeleteMe_... (No such file or directory)"

  • Tasks scheduled to run at the same time run in sequence instead.

  • Temporary files are not cleaned up quickly enough, resulting in large numbers of DeleteMe files in the TemporaryFiles directory.

  • Memory usage is very high when zooming to large reports.

  • Date/time graphs with one-minute granularity show no data.

  • "Default date filter" (global per-profile date range filter) has no effect.

  • Imported Sawmill 7 profiles sometimes give error, "Couldn't find node 0 in language.english.lang_stats.weekdays_short."

  • Removing all cross-reference groups gives an error, "Couldn't find node xrefs in v.fp."

  • The Paths Through A Page report takes a very long time, and a huge amount of disk space.

  • The date filter expression "last1month" (and similar ones) give an error about incorrect date range format.

  • A database removal operation on a MS SQL database gives an error, "Unable to Execute ODBC Query='delete from main_table x using main_table x where 1=1'; diagnostics=ODBC error: rec1: SQLstate: 37000; msg=[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Line 1: Incorrect syntax near 'x'.;"

  • Months report of imported Sawmill 7 profile, where the date/time report had been edited in Sawmill 7, gives an error, "Unable to read file LogAnalysisInfo\Databases\\main\Tables\rows_...o\header.cfg (No such file or directory)"

  • Microsoft Media Server plug-in gives wrong results for the c-rate field.

  • Generating a report with a customer date range filter string gives an error "Couldn't find node in."

  • Reports give an error, "Couldn't find node modification_time in v.lang_stats_file_info," when English language is not installed.

  • Reports show wrong numbers for fields containing single field values greater than 2 billion, when using multiprocessor database builds on a 32-bit system.

  • The "Process subdirectories" checkbox erroneously states that it is for "local folders only."

  • ODBC log sources do not support LONGVARCHAR (a.k.a. TEXT) or BIGINT fields.

  • Microsoft Media Server profiles show 0 for session duration.

  • W3C log data (like IIS log data) is very slow to parse, when using multiprocessor database building.

  • Date filter strings of the format "last1d", "last1m", and others using single-letter units, give an error, "The date filter is invalid."

  • The Profile menu in an action in the Scheduler is not alphabetized.

  • The "automatically update when older than" option sometimes has no effect.

  • The "configure" script does not complain when there is no C++ compiler, when building Sawmill from encrypted source, which causes the compilation to fail later when it attempts to compile the C++ files.

New features in 8.0.6:

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  • A new option has been added for doing LOAD DATA imports into local MySQL database servers, which is faster than the default LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE, and works on servers where local infile is disabled, but requires the MySQL server to be on the Sawmill server.

  • A new variant of Unix Daemon Messages log format is now supported.

  • The name of the Sawmill executable has been changed to just "sawmill" on non-Windows platforms, instead of having the version number in the name.

  • Sawmill now determines the amount of physical RAM on the system, and when splitting queries across multiple threads with "auto," it ensures that each thread has at least 2GB of RAM.

  • A new option, "maximum read block size," controls how much memory can be allocated to holding a single line of log data.

Version 8.0.5, shipped February 26, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.5:

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  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when searching the documentation in Windows.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error on builds with MS SQL databases, if there was a database field called "rule."

  • Fixed a bug which could cause database corruption if the main table of the database was more than 4GB, with 32-bit versions of Sawmill. This generally happened with datasets more than about 30 million lines. It could cause a variety of symptoms, including out-of-memory errors while building indices, crashes during reporting, and incorrect numbers in the reports.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error "Parsing server returned itemnums list for unknown database field 'fieldname'" when building two databases simultaneously on Windows.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error "Unable to read file ... sessions_join" when no valid log entries were found in the dataset.

  • Moved the MySQL DLL to the Sawmill installation directory, to reduce conflicts with PHP and other programs which install different versions of the MySQL DLL.

  • Added support for MySQL on the x86 Linux ES4 platform, where is was disabled.

  • Restored the "create many profiles" script (now in LogAnalysisInfo/util), which was missing earlier versions of Sawmill 8.

  • Fixed a bug where multiprocessor log processing would fail with a parsing server error, if the "Server hostname" was not empty in Preferences.

  • Fixed a bug where lines of log data could be split incorrectly, for log formats where quoted values can span multiple lines, if the lines spanned the boundary between log reading blocks. This could result in slightly low numbers.

  • Fixed a bug in Shoutcast 1.8 processing, which could cause a regular expression error on parsing.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause incorrect sorting of rows in tables on 32-bit systems, if they contained large floating-point numbers (more than about 4 billion).

  • Fixed a bug which caused the graph tick marks and labels to be in the wrong locations, when rendered by Firefox.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error if all log filters were deleted.

  • Fixed a bug where the Create Profile Wizard incorrectly validated the pathname when regular expressions were used, causing a "no such pathname" error in some cases where the pathname was correct.

  • Added the "maximum paging caching buffer memory usage" option to the web UI.

  • Removed some database optimization options which no longer have any effect in Sawmill 8.

New features in 8.0.5:

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  • Enhanced support for Smarter Mail log format to handle dates containing dots.

  • Enhanced support for Wowza log format to handle large negative x-duration values (due to logging or server bugs).

  • Enhanced support for Limelight log format, to handle spaces in #Fields lines, in addition to tabs.

  • Added the "integer bits" option for database fields to the web GUI.

  • Improved handling of v7-to-v8 database conversion in the case where the database directory was overridden--it now prompts for a new directory for the Sawmill 8 database directory, so it won't overwrite the Sawmill 7 one.

Version 8.0.4, shipped February 13, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.4:

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  • Fixed a bug which could cause progress reporting to halt partway through long database builds, on 32-bit Windows.

  • Fixed a bug in the Intermapper Event Log Format plug-in that caused an error if Events was not selected as a numeric field during profile creation.

  • Fixed a bug where reporting would hang in CGI mode, if a "temporary directory" was set.

  • Added "always include bottom-level items" to the database fields editor.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when processing Blue Coat W3C logs, if the log data contained both a cs-uri-path and a cs-uri-stem field.

  • Fixed an error, "Attempt to join main_table to filtertmp_5652_1 on 's.session_id = filtertmp_5652_1.itemnum', but there must be one column from each of the two tables in the ON condition, and there doesn't seem to be", which could occur when zooming in on a particular session in DIndividual Sessions.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error if a template was edited in an Advanced installation, though template editing is permitted by Advanced licensing.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an overflow when reporting processing time in ISA 2004 log data.

  • Fixed/improved cleanup of temporary files in LogAnalysisInfo.

  • Fixed a bug where PDF generation would fail if the report contained a pie chart with a legend.

  • Fixed a bug where "-a rdi" (rebuilding indices from the command line) gave an error when used with the internal database.

  • Corrected references to SawmillCL.exe, which is now called Sawmill.exe (in version 8).

  • Fixed a bug where the Cities report showed States instead, when reporting on W3C log data (like QTSS).

  • Fixed a bug where the Logout link did not work on the first click, in Firefox.

  • Fixed a bug where the Support Email Address in Config -> Miscellaneous -> Support & Action Email, did not save.

  • Fixed a bug where the Config -> Reports page would not display when logged in as a Manager.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause crashes when using the page tagging server on Windows.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause 0s in reports, when clicking single date item while displaying a date report at a different level (e.g., clicking a month, while displaying the Days report).

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when there was a database field named "count".

  • Fixed a bug where long values could overlap the columns to the right of them, in HTML tables.

  • Fixed a bug where database updates reported themselves as "Rebuild Database" in the Database Info page.

  • Fixed a bug where the command-line progress display did not show the number of lines processed.

  • Fixed a bug where the Sessions Overview report did not change when filters were applied.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause some log data not to parse, if the "sessions visitor ID" field was empty.

  • Added the End User License Agreement file to the distribution directory (it was in the installer, but not the installation).

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an overflow when displaying time-taken for Blue Coat W3C logs, on a 32-bit system.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error when filtering a report, if there was a SQL table prefix or suffix specified in the profile.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause 0 reports when using a regular expression filter on a non-itemnum field (like hour of day).

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error, "Unknown variable 'lang_stats.field_labels.time_stamp' in expression", when reporting on Common Access log data.

  • Fixed a problem with the formatting of FAQ pages.

  • Fixed a bug in iMail parsing which caused an error: 'Unknown configuration group "from" in node "profiles.qmail.log.fields".'

New features in 8.0.4:

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  • Modified the Intermapper Event Log Format plug-in to find the year in the log file name it contains the pattern LogYYYYMMDD.

  • Added an option to RBAC to disable password changing.

  • Extended Sidewinder Firewall reporting to show countries, regions, and cities for each IP.

  • Added suport for Squid format logging to Unix Syslog, with a Squid timestamp.

  • Added support for a new variant of Mirapoint SMTP log format.

  • Improved the performance of some internal database operations used for indices and uniques tracking.

  • Improved the performance of some internal database queries involving the sessions table.

Version 8.0.3, shipped January 23, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.3:

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  • Fixed a bug which could cause database builds to terminate unexpectedly. This occurred with ASA log data, but could theoretically happen with any log data.

  • Fixed an issue with the copyright in the Czech translation.

  • Fixed/enhanced the TaskLog file to suppress the execute_sql_query, which were numerous and mostly useless.

  • Added documentation for the "Remove Reloads From Sessions" option.

  • Corrected the MacOS Install.txt file to remove incorrect upgrade instructions.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error when zooming on a session user, and zooming to the Session Pages report.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error, "Error in get_progress_state.cfv" when displaying the Overview. This bug was caused by a failure during the database build, so profiles showing this behavior will need to have their databases rebuilt.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause database builds to hang, when built from Config -> Database Info, if an error occurred while the database was being deleted.

  • Fixed a bug with the v7-to-v8 profile converter, which would cause errors when viewing reports, if the v7 profile contained references to database fields which were not translated in Sawmill 8.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error during database build, if the database directory was on a different drive or partition from the LogAnalysisInfo (installation) folder.

  • Fixed a bug where the current_log_pathname() function did not work when using parsing servers (multithreaded database builds).

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error, "Syntax error: Expected ) in expression; found '" when creating a profile from BlueCoat W3C data.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when relocating the database directory.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause sporadic (though harmless) crashes of the web server.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error, "Unknown configuration group 'cs_uri_stem_bottom_level_items'" when viewing reports for a Microsoft Media Server profile.

New features in 8.0.3:

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  • Improved the Windows installer to omit the minor "rcN" from the version number, to simplify the Sawmill version number display, and make it clear that these is a production releases (successful release candidates), not pre-production releases (unsuccessful release candidates).

  • Improved documentation of "session events" and "sessions."

  • Added section to documentation, "Adjusting date/time values for Daylight Savings Time".

  • Enhanced the Limelight plug-in to handle arbitrary W3C headers, allowing variable field layout.

  • Enhanced the Squid plug-in to handle "action" field values containing spaces (like "TCP MISS").

Version 8.0.2, shipped January 16, 2009

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.2:

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  • Fixed a bug where the "automatically update if older than" option was not saved in Config.

  • Fixed a bug which caused an error when creating an ISA profile: 'Unknown configuration group "filterinfo" in node "profiles.isa_logs.log.fields".'

  • Fixed a bug where some hierarchical reports would show no results when drilled into.

  • Fixed a bug where direct login by URL would sometimes give an error.

  • Fixed a bug which would give the error 'column "" does not exist' when analyzing Bluecoat log data.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when using a literal backslash in a custom report expression.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error while analyzing Nortel ACD log data: 'Unknown configuration group "avg_agent_time_busy" in node "profiles.test.log.fields.'

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when clicking Scheduler after importing v7 profiles with field names containing numbers.

  • Fixed a bug where full-month filters on the Overview gave zero results.

  • Fixed errors compiling the encrypted source on SuSe 11, and other recent operating systems.

  • Fixed a bug where the progress display for one profile could show in another profile's Reports display, if there were two simultaneous profiles in use.

  • Fixed a bug where x86 Windows was reported as x64, and vice versa, in automated bug reports.

  • Fixed several places where images were broken in CGI mode.

  • Fixed a bug where very long field values could generate an error, when using ODBC.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when analyzing Sidewinder log data with Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Fixed a bug where Log Detail report was empty when using ODBC databases.

  • Added support for not splitting queries at all, in the web interface.

  • Fixed a bug where some URLs used HTTP, even when running Sawmill in CGI mode under an HTTPS server.

  • Fixed a bug where parsing servers could linger after the process that spawned them was gone, in the event of a parsing error.

  • Fixed a bug which caused an error, 'Internal Error: Empty node name,' when setting a session field to "(None)".

  • Fixed a bug which caused an error when generating the Top Malware report in Ironport S-Series logs, 'Couldn't find node display_format_type in sessions_cache.xyz.profiles.profilename.extended_profile_dat.'

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error like, 'Unable to read file LogAnalysisInfo\Databases\profile\main\Tables\rows_1_6248o\header.cfg' on location reports, in imported v7 profiles.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause sporadic crashes of the web server process.

  • Added the update_xrefs_on_update option to the web interface.

  • Fixed a bug which caused the Help link to sometimes have no effect.

  • Fixed a bug where pivot tables would sometimes show NULL rows.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause errors when using a SQL prefix or suffix.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error, "Unknown variable 'lang_stats.field_labels.ms_ras_client_name' in expression."

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when analyzing Sidewinder logs with MS SQL.

  • Fixed a bug where Config/Reports did not prompt to save changes.

  • Converted some hard-coded strings to language module strings, for internationalization.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause the error, "Couldn't find node next_pages in v.query_result.data" when viewing a Session Paths report with no data.

  • Fixed a bug which prevented error messages from being viewed when not logged in.

  • Fixed several broken images in the documentation, in CGI mode.

  • Fixed a bug where non-root-admin users could not see the version number of Sawmill in the web UI.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause the error, "Unable to read...\main\Tables\sessions_join\header.cfg (Day of week)."

  • Added the missing language module variable lang_admin.log_filters.simplify_playerid_label.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause error when rebuilding a database, if it was stored a different drive or partition from the LogAnalysisInfo folder.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause database build errors when the log data contained extremely large or infinite numbers.

  • Restored the missing FAQ about emailed report and Outlook 2003.

  • Fixed the FAQ about resetting the admin password to describe the new method.

  • Fixed a bug where the SPARC Solaris 9 distribution did not have the necessary libraries included.

  • Fixed a bug where Config -> Log Source did not support multiple log sources in Professional tier.

  • Fixed a bug where once a trial license expired, it would not accept another license key.

  • Restore the Support page from Sawmill 7, to Sawmill 8.

  • Restored the HTML comment describing the filters, from Sawmill 7, to Sawmill 8.

New features in 8.0.2:

  • [] [no description]

  • Updated the Czech, German, and Polish translations.

  • Enhanced Radware DefensePro plug-in to handle ip:port variation.

  • Enhanced Flash Media Server plug-in to support analysis when there is no cs_uri_stem field.

  • Implemented a custom action, reset_root_admin, for resetting the root administrator password from the command line.

  • Added more documentation about real-time log importing.

Version 8.0.1, shipped December 24, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.1:

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  • Fixed a bug where once a trial license expired, Sawmill would not accept a new license.

  • Fixed a bug where a Sawmill 7 license would be called "invalid" instead of being reported as a valid older license, no longer valid for Sawmill 8.

  • Fixed the upgrade instructions in the README of some platforms, which were still describing the Sawmill 7 upgrade method.

  • Fixed a bug where Sawmill 8 would not install its service, if Sawmill 7 was already installed, and would uninstall the Sawmil 7 service when Sawmill 8 was uninstalled.

  • Fixed a bug in the Create Profile wizard, which would cause an error if the Pathname was not literally a valid existing pathname, even if it contained wildcards which should have matched valid pathnames. This almost always caused wildcard or regular expression log sources to fail on profile creation.

  • Fixed a bug where wildcard and regular expression report filters did not work (generated an error when attempted) with Microsoft SQL Server profiles.

New features in 8.0.1:

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  • Added a separate chapter to the documentation about real-time importing.

  • Added a Support link to the Admin page.

  • Added the Salang expression of the current filter to the HTML of the report, as an HTML comment (useful for creating command-line or scheduled filters, or for debugging).

  • Chopped off the "rcN" part of the version number in the web interface, to make it look better.

  • Switched the default port of the web server to 8988. This makes it much simpler to run Sawmill 7 and Sawmill 8 together on the same system.

  • Enhanced support for ISA W3C format, to handle a significant variant (2007)

  • Added support for Unicode with Microsoft SQL Server as back-end database, so non-ASCII log data can be imported and stored in MS SQL, and queried from outside Sawmill.

Version 8.0.0, shipped December 12, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0:

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New features in 8.0.0:

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  • Changed the GUI concept from html frames to single pages.

  • Added report fields for more flexibility and fine tuning of report elements and table data.

  • Added a simplified date_filter syntax (i.e: 2m, last2m, etc.) for date/time filtering.

  • Added a new caching system which caches various report components and database data independently.

  • Added RBAC (Role Based Access Control)

  • Added support for sequential actions per schedule in scheduler.

  • Added a "Run Now" button in the Scheduler, to run any task immediately.

  • Added log fields editor

  • Added database fields editor

  • Added session fields editor

  • Added report fields editor

  • Added new field wizard (which allows to create a log field, database field and report field at once)

  • Added URL support to view reports by URL definition by defining: profile name, report name, date filter, filter expression, filter comment

  • Added support to view any hierarchical depth of a hierarchical database field as non-hierarchical report. This allows i.e.: to view a months report or a region or city report. (These reports have been added by default)

  • Added the calendar as optional report.

  • Added support to dynamically create a pivot table within the reports GUI

  • Added support for different sort field and sort direction of the drill down field.

  • Added support to drill down data on a table with multiple string fields.

  • Added a new date picker which combines single date, date range and relative date selection.

  • Changed the zoom concept in that zoom automatically adds the zoomed item to filters.

  • Added support to zoom to multiple items at once.

  • Added support to save filter items as filter group

  • Improved the filters editor.

  • Added support to email a report within the reports GUI

  • Added support to define the row numbers and aggregation rows when exporting a table within the reports GUI

  • Added min and max aggregation rows to tables.

  • Added a row_visibility_expression per report element. This expression allows to show/hide table rows by an expression, i.e. show only rows where page_views > 300 and page_views < 1500.

  • Added support for a default date filter per profile.

  • Added support for a date filter per report or per report element.

  • Improved the Customize Report Element form/options.

  • Added table column info support.

  • Added table row selection support (to mark a row in yellow color).

  • Added support for 3D pie charts

  • Added support for antialiased PNG graphs

  • Added support for use of MS SQL or Oracle databases as back-end databases (where processed log data is stored, and reports generated from).

  • Added support for use of MS SQL, Oracle, or MySQL database as log sources

  • Implemented multiple scalability improvements, to allow Sawmill to process log data with less memory usage. These largely lift the restrictions of log processing on 32-bit systems, so any amount of log data can be processed without exceeding the address space of a 32-bit system.

  • Added real-time reporting. Reports can be generated while data is being imported, and will be up-to-the-moment, based on the latest imported data. Data can be streamed continually into the database, without any reporting downtime.

  • Implemented major SQL performance improvements, especially in the building of cross-reference tables, and in the performance of database update.

  • Enhanced the internal database to support SQL syntax, for universal SQL querying of any Sawmill database.

  • Added support for reading log data from a SFTP server

  • Added directory recursion on (S)FTP servers, so a log source can point to a directory, and all subdirectories will be processed.

  • Added filtering of reports on numerical fields; e.g., show all events where bytes > 1000

  • Implemented multiprocessor splitting of report queries: report calculations are split across multiple processors for better performance.

  • Enhanced multiprocessor and multi-system log processing. Log process is now done more efficiently on a single system, and does not use the disk as much; and it is also possible to split log processing across multiple "parsing servers" on the same network.

  • Added database import and export.

  • Added support for user-created actions (-a options), with fully customizable parameters and behavior.

Version 8.0.0b8, shipped December 06, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b8:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error when creating a BlueCoat W3C profile.

  • Fixed a bug where "start time" and "end time" were integers in imported MySQL profiles, rather than bring formatted timestamps.

  • Fixed a bug where W3C log data (and other log data with header lines) would not be imported properly (some lines would be dropped) when using multiprocessor log parsing.

  • Fixed a bug where the "index" attribute of database fields (whether to index the database field) was not editable in the web interface.

  • Fixed a bug where the database name was required in Config -> Database -> Server, when it should have been optional.

  • Fixed a bug where the web interface did not have an option to *not* use distributed parsing.

  • Changed xref tables to be hierarchical by default, which results in faster report generation, especially for large datasets, but somewhat slower xref builds on import.

  • Improved performance of the "session pages" report, and other reports which use indexed joins internally.

  • Fixed a bug where the "use overview for totals" option had no effect.

  • Fixed a bug where the "use overview for totals" option was not editable from the web interface.

New features in 8.0.0b8:

  • [] [no description]

Version 8.0.0b7, shipped November 30, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b7:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed a bug where the Reset/Collapse All button did not display properly in the Session Paths report.

  • Added the "User Overview For Totals" option to the Config interface.

  • Added editing of the Index option to the Database Fields editor (to specify which database fields should be indexed).

  • Fixed multiple bugs in reporting, which caused error when generating reports with a SQL database table prefix or suffix.

  • Fixed a bug where Windows pathnames were shown with slashes doubled, in error messages.

  • Fixed a bug where entering a directory pathname ending with a slash, then clicking Browse, would browse the parent of the directory, rather than the directory itself.

  • Fixed a bug where the Report Menu would not be displayed, when viewing a report with no elements.

  • Fixed a bug with Internet Explorer 7, where the Date Picker did not display properly.

  • Fixed a bug which caused an error when viewing reports for profiles with a database fields called "from" (or other SQL keywords), e.g., Postfix.

  • Improved performance of Squid log processing.

  • Fixed a bug where the expiration date always appeared as Feb 4, 2008, in the Licensing page.

  • Added links to documentation examples, from the Report Filters editor.

  • Fixed a bug where Config -> Database -> Server required a database name to be entered, even though it should default to the profile name when empty.

  • Fixed a bug where the Date picker showed a red "undefined" as the first day of the week.

  • Fixed a bug where the ODBC form required a username to be entered, even of the DSN had one embedded.

  • Removed "log processing threads" from the web interface; it is deprecated.

  • Fixed a bug where some windows did not have title bars, in CGI mode.

  • Fixed a bug where CGI mode would fail when running queries, if they were large enough to be split across multiple processors.

New features in 8.0.0b7:

  • [] [no description]

Version 8.0.0b6, shipped November 29, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b6:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed a bug where the Windows install included an unnecessary DLL in the installation directory.

  • Fixed a bug where the Calendar report was not enabled on imported v7 profiles.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an "Unknown hash function" error when building some types of profiles, including Microsoft Media Server.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause progress reporting errors, if there was error during a database build or report generation.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause a crash during autodetection, if there was an error in autodection (instead of reporting the error).

  • Fixed a bug which could cause random results in the Overview, if the filter set contained no rows, and the database type was Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Fixed a bug where Microsoft SQL Server databases were not updated properly during a database update; in particular, the itemnum (normalization) tables were not updated.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when zooming on session fields, and zooming to session reports.

  • Fixed a bug where MySQL databases were not imported successfully from Sawmill 7 profiles.

  • Improved autodetection of Instagate log format, so it doesn't detect Apache Combined as Instagate.

New features in 8.0.0b6:

  • [] [no description]

Version 8.0.0b5, shipped November 27, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b5:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed a bug where relative date filters (e.g., "last 4 months") could cause an error.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when displaying pivot tables with no data in them.

  • Fixed a bug which caused the Overview to contain random numbers, when there was no data in the filter set.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause incorrect numbers in the Sessions Overview, when there were no session events in the database.

  • Improved the performance of the Sessions Overview report.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause a very high "elapsed time" value (e.g., 39 years) to appear in the progress display at the beginning of some tasks.

  • Fixed a bug where MS SQL database updates did not automatically update the xref tables.

  • Fixed a bug where generating a PDF report could cause an error about "width:-8".

  • Fixed a bug where individual characters could be skipped during database updates.

New features in 8.0.0b5:

  • [] [no description]

  • Brought the plug-ins and their associated language information up-to-date with the latest Sawmill 7.

Version 8.0.0b4, shipped November 25, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b4:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed problems with real-time profiles which prevented successive reports from showing the latest information.

  • Fixed several cosmetic issues with the bug report text.

  • Fixed a bug where FTP profiles could not process the log data, if there was no leading / in the pathname.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause errors during database builds, on some 32-bit systems (especially, Solaris).

  • Fixed a bug where the Use Sawmill icon was not properly removed on uninstall.

  • Fixed and improved the progress display for database builds.

  • Fixed a bug with v7-to-v8 profile conversion, which could cause an error when clicking Config -> Database.

  • Fixed a bug with the conversion of v7 MySQL databases to v8.

  • Fixed a bug where Sawmill did not see files in an FTP log source, in some circumstances (especially, when accessing a Microsoft FTP server).

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when viewing the Single-page summary with a session field filter.

New features in 8.0.0b4:

  • [] [no description]

  • Improved performance of filtered reports.

Version 8.0.0b3, shipped November 23, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b3:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed an uninstaller bug where the Sawmill 8 icon remained on the desktop after uninstall.

  • Fixed/improved the progress display for database builds, so it includes all steps, and shows better descriptions of each step.

  • Fixed a bug with v7-to-v8 profile converter, which did not set up the database tuning options properly, resulting in an error when viewing the Database section of Config.

  • Fixed conversion of v7 MySQL database in the import wizard.

  • Fixed a bug where Sawmill could not see files on a Microsoft FTP server.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when zooming on session fields, and displaying reports generated without cross-reference tables.

  • Fixed a bug where indices were completely rebuilt after database updates; they are now properly incrementally updated from the new new data.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause a "duplicate key" error when viewing reports from a MS SQL database.

  • Added support for input of "node" licenses through the web interface.

  • Fixed bug where the database build would fail if no entries were accepted.

  • Fixed error which could occur when building from Microsoft Media Server logs.

  • Fixed a bug where CSV export in CGI mode had a broken link for the CSV file.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error when building a database from Ironport S-Series logs.

  • Fixed a bug where references to non-existent template pages would give an error "no node 'templates' in 'templates'".

  • Fixed the timestamp of emailed reports sent from Windows.

New features in 8.0.0b3:

  • [] [no description]

  • Improved performance of a common type of query on in internal database.

  • Reduced memory required by xref builds and other queries.

Version 8.0.0b2, shipped November 19, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b2:

  • [] [no description]

  • Fixed bug which would cause a database build to abort with an error, if the -v f option was used, and a log field value contained a $.

  • Added ODBC driver manager libraries used by the x64 Linux (ES5) version, to eliminate a "libodbc.so not found" error.

  • Fixed a bug where "start time" and "end time" were formatted and named incorrectly in imported MySQL profiles.

  • Fixed a bug where some images were broken in CGI mode.

  • Fixed a bug where command-line authentication did not restrict profiles or permissions properly.

  • Fixed a bug where a "garbage" line appeared at the top of printer friendly pages.

  • Fixed a bug where the Database Info page would generate an error if the database no longer existed.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an lang_stats error when reporting on PIX logs.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error when using "log processing threads" > 0 in Advanced tier.

  • Fixed a bug which could cause an error with Log Detail, for certain datasets.

  • Fixed a bug where CGI mode did not display reports.

  • Fixed an installer issue where a necessary DLL (libeay32.dll) was not installed properly on 64-bit Windows.

  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error when filtering on items containing a backslash.

  • Fixed a formatting problem of the date in the licensing page.

  • Greatly improved performance of filtered reports which must query the main table.

  • Fixed a bug where the Cross Reference Groups editor showed "undefined" next to all numerical fields.

  • Fixed a bug where the Session Exits field did not have a default "Session field" value in the report fields editor.

  • Fixed a bug where the charset could not be changed in the Log Processing options.

  • Fixed a bug where password were not masked when entering SQL database information.

  • Fixed a bug where the Send Email window in the Scheduler incorrectly asked for an "output directory."

  • Fixed a bug where the Import Wizard did not report the error message, in the case of an import failure.

  • Fixed a bug where the text "Saving..." appeared below (or above) reports, and messed up the zoom formatting somewhat.

New features in 8.0.0b2:

  • [] [no description]

Version 8.0.0b1, shipped November 1, 2008

Bugs fixed in version 8.0.0b1:

  • [] [no description]

New features in 8.0.0b1:

  • [] [no description]

  • Changed the GUI concept from html frames to single pages.

  • Added report fields for more flexibility and fine tuning of report elements and table data.

  • Added a simplified date_filter syntax (i.e: 2m, last2m, etc.) for date/time filtering.

  • Added a new caching system which caches various report components and database data independently.

  • Added RBAC (Role Based Access Control)

  • Added support for sequential actions per schedule in scheduler.

  • Added a "Run Now" button in the Scheduler, to run any task immediately.

  • Added log fields editor

  • Added database fields editor

  • Added session fields editor

  • Added report fields editor

  • Added new field wizard (which allows to create a log field, database field and report field at once)

  • Added URL support to view reports by URL definition by defining: profile name, report name, date filter, filter expression, filter comment

  • Added support to view any hierarchical depth of a hierarchical database field as non-hierarchical report. This allows i.e.: to view a months report or a region or city report. (These reports have been added by default)

  • Added the calendar as optional report.

  • Added support to dynamically create a pivot table within the reports GUI

  • Added support for different sort field and sort direction of the drill down field.

  • Added support to drill down data on a table with multiple string fields.

  • Added a new date picker which combines single date, date range and relative date selection.

  • Changed the zoom concept in that zoom automatically adds the zoomed item to filters.

  • Added support to zoom to multiple items at once.

  • Added support to save filter items as filter group

  • Improved the filters editor.

  • Added support to email a report within the reports GUI

  • Added support to define the row numbers and aggregation rows when exporting a table within the reports GUI

  • Added min and max aggregation rows to tables.

  • Added a row_visibility_expression per report element. This expression allows to show/hide table rows by an expression, i.e. show only rows where page_views > 300 and page_views < 1500.

  • Added support for a default date filter per profile.

  • Added support for a date filter per report or per report element.

  • Improved the Customize Report Element form/options.

  • Added table column info support.

  • Added table row selection support (to mark a row in yellow color).

  • Added support for 3D pie charts

  • Added support for antialiased PNG graphs

  • Added support for use of MS SQL or Oracle databases as back-end databases (where processed log data is stored, and reports generated from).

  • Added support for use of MS SQL, Oracle, or MySQL database as log sources

  • Implemented multiple scalability improvements, to allow Sawmill to process log data with less memory usage. These largely lift the restrictions of log processing on 32-bit systems, so any amount of log data can be processed without exceeding the address space of a 32-bit system.

  • Added real-time reporting. Reports can be generated while data is being imported, and will be up-to-the-moment, based on the latest imported data. Data can be streamed continually into the database, without any reporting downtime.

  • Implemented major SQL performance improvements, especially in the building of cross-reference tables, and in the performance of database update.

  • Enhanced the internal database to support SQL syntax, for universal SQL querying of any Sawmill database.

  • Added support for reading log data from a SFTP server

  • Added directory recursion on (S)FTP servers, so a log source can point to a directory, and all subdirectories will be processed.

  • Added filtering of reports on numerical fields; e.g., show all events where bytes > 1000

  • Implemented multiprocessor splitting of report queries: report calculations are split across multiple processors for better performance.

  • Enhanced multiprocessor and multi-system log processing. Log process is now done more efficiently on a single system, and does not use the disk as much; and it is also possible to split log processing across multiple "parsing servers" on the same network.

  • Added database import and export.

  • Added support for user-created actions (-a options), with fully customizable parameters and behavior.

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